Wiris Quizzes Short-Answer question type

Question types ::: qtype_shortanswerwiris
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This is one of the seven question types of the Wiris Quizzes set. Please install Wiris Quizzes to obtain the entire plugin package with seven question types.

Wiris Quizzes Short-Answer question type 3.78.5

Moodle 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11
Released: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 8:46 PM

Wiris Quizzes Short-Answer question type

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The Wiris Short-Answer question type extends the Moodle Short-Answer type, adding mathematical functionality to it.

All mathematical items are generated in a single calculation section and they can be referenced from anywhere in the content, in the question statement, answer, feedback for the student, etc.

On the student's side, they will be able to introduce their answers by using a WYSIWYG formula editor and, if the teacher so specifies, they will have access to a Wiris cas session to make some calculations. The answer syntax checker will prevent the students from unnecessary errors and misspellings.

Install instructions

To install it using git, type this command in the root of your Moodle install:

git clone https://github.com/wiris/moodle-qtype_shortanswerwiris.git question/type/shortanswerwiris

Then add /question/type/shortanswerwiris to your git ignore.

Alternatively, download the zip from it into the question/type folder, and then rename the new folder to "shortanswerwiris".

Technical Support

If you have questions or need help integrating MathType, please contact us (support@wiris.com) instead of opening an issue.

Privacy policy

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Wiris Short-Answer question type is Licensed under the GNU General Public, License Version 3.

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Moodle 2.6, Moodle 2.7, PHP 5.6, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, PHP 7.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3, PHP 7.1, Moodle 3.4, PHP 7.2, Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7, PHP 7.3, PHP 7.4, Moodle 3.8, Moodle 3.9, Moodle 3.10, Moodle 3.11

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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Question types

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myquestiontype") in the "question/type" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation